Paul Anka Teases Collaboration with "Brilliant Young Artist" Drake

"We recorded something that will be released, out in June. That's all I can tell you"
Paul Anka Teases Collaboration with "Brilliant Young Artist" Drake
Drake has been teasing the arrival of new material this coming June, and now it appears the work will have a Canadian connection in the form of a collaboration with iconic vocalist Paul Anka.

As Billboard reports, Anka made mention of a collaboration with the rapper last night (May 10) while accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards in Toronto.

"I'm working with a brilliant young artist who is as hot as you can get right now, a fellow young Canadian and his name is Drake," Anka said. "We recorded something that will be released, out in June. That's all I can tell you."

Anka had previously shared a photo of the two together on Instagram back in February, which you can find below. The singer is best known for penning the lyrics to "My Way," popularized by Frank Sinatra. Anka is also recognized for penning hits "Diana," "Lonely Boy," "Put Your Head on My Shoulder," and "(You're) Having My Baby."

As previously reported, Drake is set to deliver a new project titled Scorpion in June of this year, as evidenced by a jacket he was sporting on Instagram.

Ahead of further details on the effort, Drake's go-to producer Noah '40' Shebib shared a look at his own process on Instagram. He treated gearheads to a glimpse of his vocal chain in a post, making mention of some rare studio gear in the process.

"That vocal chain is an original Fairchild 660, an original custom Motown EQ FROM THE MOTOWN STUDIO," Shebib wrote. He also pointed out the use of "an original Orange knob South African Neve strip," which stands as "one of two consoles ever made for South Africa in the 60s I think. Maybe one of the rarest neve strips on earth." 

On top of that, Shebib highlighted a Pultec EQP-1A3 equalizer that "was modified for John Lennon so he could insert his guitars 1/4 inch on the front panel," then quipping that his workspace "shouldn't be a studio, should be a museum."
 


Drake's albums ViewsIf You're Reading This It's Too Late, What a Time to Be Alive (with Future) and Take Care are available on vinyl via Umusic.